The mighty Soar Rolls-Royce Phantom spotted in Shanghai

Published on August 8, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter

The mighty Soar Rolls-Royce Phantom spotted in Shanghai

The superb Soar Rolls-Royce Phantom, seen on the Yan’an Elevated Highway in the great city of Shanghai by reader ‘Tom in Shanghai’, thank you very much for the pictures! The Roller is made by a Chinese company called Qingdao Soar Automobile from Qingdao in Shandong Province, and this is the top of the bill long-wheelbase variant, painted in gold and fitted with fake British license plates.


The front wheels loox very racy. Behind the rear window a temporarily license plate issued in Shandong Province, indicating this Soar drove the more than 1000 kilometers from Qingdao to Shanghai. Must have been an adventurous ride.


It seems very real from the back. The Soar Rolls-Royce is inspired by the 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom. The body is made in-house at Soar and bolted on a stretched Great Wall SUV platform. Power comes from a China-made Mitsubishi 2.4 four-cylinder with 135hp and 200nm. Price starts around 250.000 yuan or 40.000 US dollar. Soar, wary of copy rights and such, doesn’t call it a Rolls-Royce but settled for ‘classic style wedding car’.


The long-wheelbase variant is a giant car, longer even than the Maybach 62. Size: 6900/1920/1750, wheelbase is 4800 and weight is 2090kg. Wafting along…


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  1. 88- August 9, 2013 Reply

    Aren’t there any pics or articles about Jinma??

    1. Tycho de Feijter- August 9, 2013 Reply


      Not yet, but I saw a good one at a museum a few weeks back.

      Hopefully soon…

  2. Jayem7- August 9, 2013 Reply

    To be honest its not all that convincing really and the number plates are certainly not British style

  3. marco loglio- August 9, 2013 Reply

    It’s this kind of car allowed to be sold to private persons and driven on public roads in China ?
    The temporary plate will be replaced later by an official plate and documents for circulation ?
    Please answer to my e mail address
    marco loglio

    1. Tycho de Feijter- August 9, 2013 Reply

      @ Marco. it differs per province, but this kind of car usually can only get a temporarily license plate, which means it is not fully insured. the factory can sell it to everybody.

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